Wishing to settle down, Fuzzy (Al St. John) uses his reward money to buy a newspaper. He then raises money for the new telegraph line. When it is stolen, Barlowe (Charles King) incites the towns people to hang him. But his pal Billy Carson (Buster Crabbe) is at work to clear him.
December 16, 2019 Subject:
Crabbe & St. John - Another Farce/Western
Another in PRC's series of Buster Crabbe (Billy Carson) and Al "Fuzzy" St. John (Fuzzy Jones) farce and western movies. Crabbe provides the western side, St. John the farce. The plot is propelled by St. John's desire to settle down - he knows nothing about running a newspaper, but he buys one in a seemingly quiet small town. Then he finds out he is squarely in the middle of the usual crooks' attempts to take over everyone's ranch. The usual crooks include Charles King, John Merton, Frank McCarroll and others. The obligatory cutie is regular Crabbe film actress Patti McCarthy. IMDb says between 1939-46 she appeared in 24 films and was credited in 15. Typical Crabbe/St. John B western.
May 24, 2014 Subject:
Fuzzy by name...
Good to have this, but it's a pity about the quality. I wonder if there's a better print or transfer somewhere.